THE STRANGE STORY OF THE NASA CAVEMAN
Where It Began
In August 1999, several reports came to light of a contracted worker from Nasa found in a cave in the Caldwell, Ohio area.
Apparently, fleeing a coming asteroid or comet that was to hit the North Atlantic, sometime within the next 9 years; he had set up camp in a cave in the Wolf Run State Park, by Wolf Run Lake.
(This is the story he gave officials, but not what he gave to those who questioned him later. It was also not the story given by his new wife after his death.)
Residents in the area were concerned, and contacted the nearby sheriffs department; subsequently, he was arrested, kept over nite; with his late model Saturn being thoroughly searched. It was confirmed by his identification, that he was a computer programmer for Nasa.
The following morning was sent on his way, and returned to Florida to his job and family. The family, apparently, had not wanted to go with him.
A science website had done an article on the Nasa Caveman, and later interviewed him at his job at Nasa.
When interviewed, he appeared scattered, nervous and evasive.
He said he believed in the asteroid account, but got it through some kind of mystical message.
He said he would have more information; which he would share with the website at a later date.
Nasa was invited to respond to the article, apparently, which, to my knowledge, was never done.
A while ago, I got interested in this story after reading about it on the internet.
After finding that a reader had submitted info. about the death of the Nasa Caveman on the website "CyberspaceOrbit," I then contacted the officiating funeral home which was in the obituary in a newspaper.
They confirmed they handled the funeral on April 15th 2000.
They confirmed in a second email, that his legal name was as quoted in the Obituary.
The Obituary was recorded in three Florida newspapers.
These were all relayed together on a well-known, Family History site.
I then emailed officials at three departments of Nasa and received no replies to my questions about this man.
One official told me that she was not familiar with the gentleman or had any information about him, and didnt know who else to refer me to.
Apparently, there are a number with the same surname, working at the company, but she knew none of them.
After doing research through numerous public records sites, I found more detail on the Nasa Caveman.
I found out that he was going through a divorce with his first wife and had three children with her.
That it was a bitter divorce, and just as bitterly contested.
Our Nasa Caveman met a woman on the internet from Africa and went to see her.
Coincidentally, I was born in Africa and had relatives in the same town that the woman was from.
My relatives have since moved to England.
The woman was divorced and had two children of her own.
He brought both her, her ex-husband, who she still was friendly with, and the children, back with him to his home in the States.
They had some problems getting married, due to the previous divorce settlement, but it was properly finalized three days before his death on April 15th, 2000.
A Temporary Injunction for Protection was filed in Dec. 99, by the former wife, apparently, due to the Nasa Cavemans possession of guns.
The protection order was denied by the Courts.
The Nasa Caveman never violated the injunction.
He had placed his guns in safe keeping during the time of the divorce proceedings.
Three days after the marriage licence went through, the Nasa Caveman was dead.
Apparently, a missing persons report was filed by the new wife, a day before his death.
The following morning, being April 15th, 2000, someone heard shots fired in the Ocala State National Park.
Upon finding the Plymouth Laser vehicle, the officers checked it, finding a gun case, ammunition, and personal papers in the unlocked car.
Not finding anyone in the vehicle, one of the officers walked up the firebreak trail about 150 feet.
He came upon the body of the Nasa Caveman, lying on his back, with gunshot wounds to his head and chest.
Two handguns were found near the body.
It was ruled a suicide.
If his death was truly a suicide, we still have a problem here...was it really due to problems in his personal life, or was it due to the unintended disclosure of a coming asteroid or comet, back in 99? So, whether it was a murder or a suicide, we still have a story of a man who worked for Nasa found in a Cave in Ohio, and less than 8 months later, was found dead in a State Park in Florida.
This is a man who was so survival-oriented, that he packed up survival food and gear, and headed to Ohio, because he said that a comet or asteroid was coming and would hit the Atlantic within the next nine years.
This is a man who, after a 23 yr. marriage and subsequent divorce, had flown to Africa to meet a new woman, bring her with him back to America, and marry her, starting a new life for himself.
This is a man that had just finalized his marriage licence to his new wife, three days prior to his death.
This does not sound like a man wanting to do away with himself.
Granted, he had some depression due to his previous marriage, but he was still working.
He was still a functioning individual.
On August 18th, 1999, the Nasa Caveman was interviewed by telephone on Coast to Coast Am with Art Bell.
It was the strangest of programs and he seemed to be just as evasive on air as he had been when interviewed elsewhere.
He also went on a verbal diversion, talking about the Cassini mission.
Apparently, from remarks made by his new wife, he had some problems at work, the night before his death.
There was also a substantial life insurance policy.
It is up to the reader to come to your conclusion about what really happened to the Nasa Caveman.
I still believe that there is more to this asteroid story than what meets our eyes here.
The maximum date that he had given on the arrival of the said comet or asteroid was nine years from the year 1999.
That brings us to 2008 : we shall soon see whether or not it was an asteroid, a comet or just "marriage problems."
How many people would drive hundreds of miles to live in a cave, leaving a new family, unless there was a very good reason for it? - depression, not being one of them.
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If his death was truly a suicide, we still have a problem here...was it really due to problems in his personal life, or was it due to the unintended disclosure of a coming asteroid or comet, back in 99?
So, whether it was a murder or a suicide, we still have a story of a man who worked for Nasa found in a Cave in Ohio, and less than 8 months later, was found dead in a State Park in Florida.
I have questions about the case being closed before it was completed. Requesting the return of the evidence before the examination of the items was complete. Why would that have been done?
FORUM COMMENT: If we had a copy of the autopsy report that would help...And I would want to read the forenics report on the handguns and site of death as well.
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